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How To Deal With Cracks In Your House

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A common problem in a lot of houses across Australia is the occurrence of cracks in the structural work. While often these are purely cosmetic annoyances, there is a chance the crack could be a sign of a much larger problem in the structure of your house, but how do you discern this? From cracks in the floor to the ceiling, there are a few ways to figure out just how bad each one is and what steps you should take to protect yourself.…

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3 Important Things To Remember Before Starting Your Construction Project

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Whether you are working on a commercial building project or a private premises there are dozens of things you have to be aware of when on a construction site. With so many moving parts to keep track of it can be easy to forget a few things here and there. While this is expected and mistakes happen in every workplace, there are things you can do to mitigate these risks and remembering the more important pieces of the puzzle mean that the rest of the project will fall into place easier.…

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How to deal with a potential asbestos threat

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If you think you may have discovered asbestos somewhere in your home, then you will need to have it checked quickly to see whether it really is asbestos and therefore poses a health risk to your family or whether you can relax knowing that you have found something harmless that you can remove or ignore at your leisure. The problem is that asbestos isn’t easy to identify and there is no way to make a definitive determination about whether or not a substance is asbestos on your own.…

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3 Insights for Installing Concrete Kerbs in a Commercial Parking Area

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Installing kerbs in a commercial car parking facility not only improves the appearance of the area, but it also helps to control traffic into and out of the parking lot. Kerbs are installed on one or several sides of a parking lot to protect landscaped areas, pedestrian walkways, and other non-motorable spaces from encroachment. Notably, commercial property owners must note a few things, such as acquiring the necessary planning permission for laying kerbs on impermeable surfacing.…

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How to choose the perfect skylight for your home

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Skylight windows are available in a range of materials and styles. To find the skylight windows that are the best choice for your home you will need to think about materials, planing and glazing. What material should be used for your windows? The material you choose for your windows can have big impact on their appearance, but it has implications for their maintenance and cost as well. Popular frame materials include wood, steel, aluminium and PVCu.…

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Two tips for those who want to build a driveway in a cold, wet climate

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If your home is located in an area that has a cold, wet climate and you want to build a driveway on your property, here are a couple of tips that you may find helpful. Opt for asphalt instead of concrete If you want to ensure that your new driveway lasts for many years to come, it’s important to ensure that the materials you use to build it are suitable for the climate of the area in which your property is located.…

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How a Marine Transport Company Can Safely Move Your Boat

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If you think of boats, you naturally think of water; they go together, and a marine environment is where you would normally expect to see a boat, yet there are plenty of occasions when moving your boat by water isn’t practical or possible, so you need to transfer your boat by land. Perhaps you have recently purchased a boat from overseas, and you now need to have it taken to the marina where you will be keeping your new boat.…

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Three Practical Tips for Updating Your Industrial Steel Shed

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Steel industrial sheds are durable and resilient. These structures can withstand impact and high physical stress without dents and tears. Under ideal circumstances, you will enjoy long-term service from this type of structure after purchase. Unfortunately, like other buildings, the industrial shed can become out-dated with time. The general surfaces of the steel will lose their original lustre, and the colours will fade. Moreover, the interior space can decline in functionality and efficiency after years of use.…

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Benefits of Wooden Crate Approval Reports

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It is important to ask your supplier of wooden crates to provide you with the approval reports of the packaging products. The discussion below outlines some of the aspects that are covered in the approval report.  The Type of Wood It is helpful for you to know the type of wood that was used to make the timber crates that have been sent to you. This information can help you to know what additional precautions you may need to take when you are using those wooden crates.…

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Signs You Need a Valve Repair for Your Boiler

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If you have a boiler, valves are an important part of your system, and if they aren’t working correctly, your system won’t be able to move heat throughout your building. Ideally, you should monitor your valves on a regular basis. Here are some signs that you may need a valve repair. 1. Your System Is Heating Unevenly Typically, a boiler in a commercial or industrial environment relies on valves to let the hot water through the system as needed.…

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